0151:  /u/women-in-the-room


Back-channel communication             for your gender

Much has been written about the lack of women in tech.  The lack of diversity is clear at conferences with the sea of male faces on obvious display.  It’s no fun to feel outnumbered, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel alone.

At conferences, events or really anywhere, women can visit localweb.is/u/women-in-the-room and talk about what they are really feeling with other women… who are actually in the room.  If you set your filter at 100 yards, you are only picking up on interactions from those around you in the same conference hall.

Your persona in the URL can be anonymous or pseudonymous so you can actually be yourself, and the /u/ means the URL is unlisted so the only way to know about it is if someone tells you, likely, another woman.

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0066: /wiredwomen


Forums — a mile wide instead               of  world wide

If you’re a woman or female-identified individual who is also an engineer, it can be immensely helpful to find people nearby having similar experiences. There are plenty of World Wide Web forums,     but those same people are hard to find locally…where you need        them most.

/wiredwomen connects women in tech and engineering to each other. Want to check if an employer’s stated mission of inclusion holds true in day to day work on a specific team?  A quick note will net you replies from others who’ve worked there.  Looking for friendly people to co-work with? It’s easy to find them and meet.

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Image courtesy of Katie Chan / Wikipedia.org under CC 3.0